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I bulk cook and freeze lots of things.  One of my favorites is kalua pig.  I shred it and put portions in individual baggies.  Great warmed up with a side of veggies or on top of a salad or with hot sauce on top.  If you can't find compliant bacon to make it, just leave it out - it comes out fine.  I found red hawaiian sea salt in Fresh Market.  I'm sure Whole Foods would have it too.

 

http://nomnompaleo.com/post/10031990774/slow-cooker-kalua-pig

 

I LOVE these carnitas.  Again - super versatile and I love the tang of the cumin and citrus.  I am making a huge batch of these tomorrow:

 

http://meljoulwan.com/2011/04/29/stovetop-pork-carnitas/

 

This Chili is delicious and full of veggies - just don't add the cheese and sour cream.  I sometimes top it with fried eggs - kind of like a Huevos Rancheros.

 

http://www.recipegirl.com/2008/09/19/pumpkin-chili/

 

West African Chicken Stew with the coconut almond cauliflower rice freezes well too - just don't add the vanilla extract.  This recipe is weird, but it is so crazy delicious.  My kids like to sprinkle raisins on top.  It is pretty darn spicy - I use half the cayenne and it's just about right for our tastes.

 

http://thehealthyfoodie.com/west-african-chicken-stew-well-fed-2/

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The chili from the book freezes really well, in fact most soups do! Just leave out the leafy greens until after its cooked, or at least almost fully cooked. (I hate soggy/mushy kale)

 

I am also following this post so I can get some new inspiration! 

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I found this by googling i didnt click each link so proceed with caution and read ingredients like you would read labels

https://onceamonthmeals.com/blog/recipe-roundups/50-freezable-whole30-recipes/

They also have a few whole30 compliant menus. If you're a member you can use their shopping list, prep instructions, cooking day instructions, etc to batch cook up to 15 recipes in one day. I did the October 2014 Paleo - Whole30 compliant menu to prepare for my Whole30 (set for 4 servings which gave me a total of 8 servings of each recipe that I did (I eliminated a few of them - I can't do that many in one day). It's been great knowing that I have meals already in the freezer so if I get stuck, I'm not tempted to eat something off-plan.

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On the Once A Month Meals, do always read through the recipes. I know I looked once and they had things like paleo oatmeal, which is really not a good W30 breakfast. And always look for things like added sweeteners, since many paleo people use honey, molasses, or maple syrup, none of which is allowed on W30.

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I used this freezer meal plan:

 

http://blog.stuffimakemyhusband.com/p/whole30-oamc-freezer-menu.html

 

and I'm loving it.  I made all the recipes except the salmon packets (I forgot to get the olives for cooking day and still haven't made them :unsure: ).  The food is really good and the recipes were pretty easy.  I'm planning on another cooking day on the 30th, I tried to put together my own plan so we'll see how it goes.  I don't have the links to all the recipes but I'm definitely making the Citrus Carnitas and Meat & Spinach Muffins from Well Fed.

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